Not So Depressing Valentine’s Day

My mom told me today that she was glad to know that my Valentine's Day this year did not make me depressed. Indeed, it was something new and different! Despite my lack of posts, Dave and I are still together! I've just been very busy, from getting the semester underway to working on a project [...]

Satisfaction

I'm awake because I drank tea too late in the evening, plus my sleep schedule is fucked. Oh well. Dave is passed out beside me, gently snoring-ish. Before Dave, I had a hard time falling asleep whenever I shared my bed with someone (regardless if they were family, friend, or other). With him, I can [...]

Reflections

It is officially 2018 where I am, so I'd like to take stock of my 2017... Professionally I'd like to say I've made some professional strides. I took a group of students to the Women's March on Washington. I completed a program review... then at the end of the year I found out the program [...]

Obsession (Not the Perfume)

My anxiety is on overdrive and reflecting itself in unusual ways. Some examples: I needed to leave to go to Chicago. I knew this. But rather than do the things that would get me closer to leaving - like putting clothes on - I tried to troubleshoot why my TV's Netflix app kept crashing. Then, [...]

Still Sickeningly Sweet

My god we are so fucking cute. We can hardly stand it. Let me tell you about this past week. On Tuesday, I went to my 18-month post-op appointment and was called a "super star." Nice. Because I was in the area, I went to get my tires rotated at Discount Tire. Alas, two tires [...]

Into Him

I am really into Dave, y'all. And the weird thing is that he is into me, too. He thinks I'm the bees knees. Well, he hasn't used that exact phrase, but I imagine he'd concur. I don't think this is what it felt like before. I know it's not fair to compare a current relationship [...]

Damaged Goods

My students read a book called Fat-Talk Nation in one of my classes. The basic gist of it is that our society's obsession with weight has led to everyone - regardless of size - hating their bodies. Another important part is how just a single comment can fuck up a kid's body image. Growing up, [...]

Boyfriend

I've got a boyfriend! The man from the last post asked me to be his girlfriend. His name is Dave. I know, right? Craziness. He demonstrates in every way that he is interested in me and it is mind blowing just how much of a difference that makes. I do question the speed at which [...]

Crazy

Here's something crazy for you. I've met a guy who doesn't cause me to overthink or second-guess myself! No - really! And he is human and real! And he owns a car! And has a college degree! And he likes me! He describes himself as a sort of Ben Wyatt (be still my heart!). And [...]

A Bit Brighter

The election results tonight have me feeling a bit better about the world. Just a bit. I still find it hard to believe that my country’s president is who it is. Fuck.  It is also difficult to feel even brighter because the gun control laws are as horrendous as they are and mass shooting have [...]